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Crestview man catches burglary suspect taking shower in his home

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) - A Crestview man held a burglary suspect at gunpoint Thursday night after he arrived home from work to find his back door broken in and a strange man showering in his bathroom, according to deputies. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 28-year-old Cameron Tobias

WKRG - 2018-03-23 21:00:08

Armed FWB teen arrested for stealing mom's car

The 14-year-old boy told deputies he felt "something bad was going to happen" Staff report A traffic stop shortly before midnight led to multiple charges against a 14-year-old driver. An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy spotted a car with no tag lights around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday on Navy Str

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 12:18:01

People respond to spring break arrests

With the season half over, it's been a busy spring break for area law enforcement. The Log held a public forum at the June White Decker Beach Access in Destin to ask the community how they feel about the zero tolerance enforcement of underage drinking by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Here's

DESTIN LOG - 2018-03-23 16:30:23

Crestview gym owner wants to find homes for pit bulls

CRESTVIEW - A local business is offering to match the fees for adopting pit bulls. Flex Fitness is running a promotion starting this week that will send a matching amount to a shelter for those who bring in proof of a pit bull adoption. The promotion also offers a free six-month gym membership for t


Ex-Legendary Marine execs charged with fraud, racketeering

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced the filing of charges against Fred Pace and Andrew Crisp, former executives of Legendary Marine, LLC ("Legendary Marine"), and Leslie Pace, wife of Fred Pace, for racketeering and organized fraud. The charges were filed by Assistant State Attorney Russell Edgar,

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 14:31:01

Man charged after crashing vehicle near train tracks

MOSSY HEAD - A 37-year-old Crestview man has been charged with careless driving after a crashing his car into another vehicle Wednesday afternoon. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, 37-year-old Stephen Harrington of Crestview was driving his 1998 Ford F-150 westbound on U.

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 14:38:00

Police: No truth to rumor of 'teen colony' in woods

CRESTVIEW - It may sound like a story from a supermarket tabloid or maybe a sequel to the book "Lord of the Flies," but police investigators say they are certain there is no colony of 60 feral, homeless teens living in the woods. "We're not sure how the rumor started, but we can tell you it is not b


Crestview Police Investigating Home Invasion Shooting

Crestview, Fla. - Crestview Police are investigating a March 17 home invasion incident in which a 19-year-old Crestview woman was shot while at her mother's house on Virginia Street, officers wrote in a news release. A witness said a white male and a black male, their faces covered by bandanas, burs


Woman charged with hitting boyfriend with hammer

HOLT - A woman has been arrested after her live-in boyfriend said she struck him on the head with a hammer during an argument. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded Tuesday to The Rivers Edge Campground at 4001 Log Lake Road in Holt in reference to a disturbance. Depu


Woman shot in Crestview home invasion

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) - Crestview Police are investigating a March 17 home invasion incident in which a 19-year-old Crestview woman was shot while at her mother's house on Virginia Court. According to the incident report, a witness said a white male and a black male, their faces covered by bandanas


BLOTTER: Police called to scene where 30-year-old woman gives 'lip' to mom

NICEVILLE - A woman called police to tell them her 30-year-old daughter was "giving her lip" during an argument. According to call history records with the Niceville Police Department, the complainant called and said she and her daughter had been having a verbal argument and her daughter was "giving


BLOTTER: Boy pushes girl, too far

CRESTVIEW - A 16-year-old boy has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation after he put his hands on a 14-year-old girl and ignored her attempts to get him to stop. The boy put his hands on the inside of her thighs and genital area and applied pressure, according to his Crestview Police Dep

CRESTVIEWBULLETIN.COM - 2018-03-22 12:00:00

BLOTTER: Auto parts store assistant manager arrested for making fraudulent refunds to pay bills

NICEVILLE - A 46-year-old Crestview woman who was an assistant manager at a Niceville auto parts store was arrested after she made cash refunds and took the money for herself to pay rent. According to a Niceville Police Department arrest report, on three separate dates in November and December the w


Oklahoma man charged with throwing open house party in Destin

A deputy spotted up to 30 people in the home's pool with alcoholic drinks. An Oklahoma man renting a Destin home is charged with hosting an open house party after allowing underage attendees to consume alcoholic beverages. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies were responding to a noise complain


Pensacola's mayor says he won't seek third term

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced Wednesday that he would not seek a third term as mayor in 2018 and released the following statement: "Serving as Pensacola's mayor for the past seven years has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life. I've been humbled to lea


BLOTTER: Woman felled by buttock pain battered by father of two

CRESTVIEW - A 29-year-old father of two was charged with battery after he hit the mother of his children repeatedly with a pillow while she was recovering from an injury to her buttocks. The man had been carrying their baby but he put the child down to assault his wife, according to his Crestview Po


BLOTTER: Battle over boy's messy room leads to battery charge

CRESTVIEW - A 17-year-old boy angry that his mom had taken some of his stuff after he refused to clean his room was charged with battery after he forced her bedroom door open to confront her. His mom told him to stop pushing, but he continued, according to his Crestview Police Department arrest repo


Teenager wounded in home invasion shooting

CRESTVIEW - The Crestview Police Department is investigating an early morning home invasion and shooting that occurred March 17. Officers responded to a call about the home invasion, located at 202 Virginia St., around 2 a.m. and immediately began performing first aid on a 19-year-old victim who was


FWB man arrested after shooting stepson

Domestic dispute occurred Saturday night on Country Club Drive. A Fort Walton Beach man is being held in the Okaloosa County Jail without bond following a domestic violence shooting incident over the weekend. Fort Walton Beach Police Department reported that officers responded to a shooting victim c


Crestview PD investigating late-night shooting

Victims of the shooting drove to U.S. 90 Waffle House in bullet-riddled Toyota Camry for aid. CRESTVIEW - The Crestview Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday. The apparent victims drove to the U.S. Highway 90 Waffle House in their bullet-riddle